Which is a better choice?

which is better for photo editing and FCP X

  • iMac i7 4Ghz m390 256GB SSD for $2400

    Votes: 10 71.4%
  • iMac i5 3.3Ghz m395 256GB SSD for $2300

    Votes: 4 28.6%

  • Total voters
    14
  • Poll closed .

AppleHater

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jun 9, 2010
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After spending much time I came down to two options for the latest iMac.

Which would be a better choice? I'll use it mostly for Lightroom and FCP X. I want to use it for next 7-8 years, although nothing professional.
 

Samuelsan2001

macrumors 604
Oct 24, 2013
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Well the lightroom will be better with the i7 CPU and FCP X will make more use of the GPU upgrade
 

Enrico

macrumors 6502
Feb 6, 2007
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Milano / Roma
I'm an amateur and I went for i7, m390, 256... happy Lightroom user here!
Bought a 5TB 7200rpm external drive for RAW masters and general data.
 

AppleHater

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jun 9, 2010
751
83
Well the lightroom will be better with the i7 CPU and FCP X will make more use of the GPU upgrade
True but i5 to i7 is about 30 some percent jump whereas m390 to m395 is like 10%. I started to wonder if that 10% will translate to a meaningful upgrade..